Certainly the price is a wealth redistribution plan... as is any price, but as I've proven over the past 20 years I'll put up with extreme hardship in order to keep building and riding boards so your theory of payola as the sole motive doesn't fit.
No doubt you are one of the many in the herd who object to extremely highly priced items with 'ridiculous' prices, but you can't change the fact that such items exist.
As for trolling, that is not the case I am only here because my boards were being discussed, and am answering posts as I am surely entitled to do. No doubt you'd like me to depart so that you can defame me without consequence but that won't happen. I defend!